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Does the Bible Trump COVID-19 Public Health Orders? Legal Scholars Say No
Friday, August 7, 2020
John MacArthur has reopened his church for in-person gatherings and has asserted that he will follow the Bible instead of public health regulations. This sentiment has led to some debate and has...
This Year, Harvest Crusade Takes Shape as a Cinematic Event
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Harvest Christian Fellowship Pastor Greg Laurie has moved his massive in-person Harvest Crusade event online.
Under New Rules, LA Catholic Schools No Longer Able to Resume In-Person Classes
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Despite having planned on opening for in-person classes come the fall, Catholic schools in Los Angeles county must now engage in distance learning as per new statewide regulations.
In Los Angeles, Catholic Schools Plan to Resume In-Person Classes, While Public Schools Go Online
Thursday, July 16, 2020
At this time, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has decided that Catholic schools in the county will reopen their doors for in-person classes come the fall.
Faith Leaders Around the Country Prepare for Historic Juneteenth Celebrations
Friday, June 19, 2020
Faith leaders and churches are preparing for historic Juneteenth celebrations this year as the holiday comes in the midst of a movement calling for racial equality.
More Than $400,000 So Far Raised for Small Churches at Risk during COVID-19
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Over 1,000 small churches have applied for financial assistance through a the Churches Helping Churches Initiative so far. At the time of this writing, the program has raised more than $400,000 to...
These California Churches Say Holding In-Person Services Is Essential despite Pandemic
Friday, April 17, 2020
A group of Southern California pastors sued Gov. Gavin Newsom as well as Riverside and San Bernardino county officials, claiming social distancing orders violate the First Amendment that protects...
During Pandemic, Small and Aging Churches Face Obstacles to Adapt
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Amid quarantine requests because of the coronavirus, small and aging churches are facing obstacles.
Black and Latino Startup Churches Work to Stay Afloat during Pandemic
Monday, March 30, 2020
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, faith leaders have canceled worship services and shifted their ministries online to abide by social distancing guidelines...
Snowstorm Didn't Stop This Alaska Church from Hosting Drive-In Worship Service
Friday, March 27, 2020
Despite a snowstorm leaving a layer of snow on the road, members of an Alaska church gathered together for a drive-in church service this week.
Univision and Los Angeles Archdiocese Partner to Offer Mass on Local TV Channel
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Univision and the Los Angeles Archdiocese are hosting a Spanish-language Mass on local TV amid social distancing recommendations due to the coronavirus.
After Canceling Public Services, This Megachurch Is Feeding Hungry Families
Friday, March 20, 2020
After being forced to close its doors over the coronavirus outbreak, one Los Angeles church is working to feed hungry families.
Bible College, Former
Publishers Part of Guilty Plea in $35 Million Newsweek Fraud Case
Monday, February 24, 2020
A Christian college and the former publishers of The Christian Post and Newsweek have pled guilty in a scheme to fraudulently obtain $35 million from lenders.
After Kobe Bryant's Death, Lakers' Chaplain Seeks Scripture to Help Cope
Friday, January 31, 2020
In the wake of basketball legend Kobe Bryant's untimely death, the LA Lakers' Chaplain is turning to scripture for hope.
Church That Prayed to Resurrect Girl from the Dead Is Moving on with Memorial Service
Thursday, December 26, 2019
After more than five days of praying that a 2-year-old girl would be resurrected, a California church community is moving on and will be holding a memorial service for the small child.
In Northern California, Churches Step Up to Shelter Fire Evacuees
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Around 4:45 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 27), staffers at CrossWalk Community Church in Napa got a call, alerting them the church would need to serve as an evacuation center as the Kincade fire continued to...
Christians Urge California Governor to Veto Bill for Abortion Pill Access at Colleges
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Christian organizations are urging California Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto a bill that would require the state’s public universities to offer abortion medication through campus health clinics.
In California’s Coachella Valley, Catholic Church Ministers to Indigenous Purépechas
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Aida Sansor and Maria Teresa Pacheco have traveled the Eastern Coachella Valley area, seeking to connect with the indigenous Purépecha community.
Christian news headlines from the United States and around the world
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The Problem with Mark Zuckerberg's 'Metaverse'
Is There a Lack of Knowledge of God Even among His People?
Wisconsin Gov. Vetoes Bill Requiring Medical Care for Babies Who Survive an Abortion
Envelopes Filled with Money Found inside a Wall at Lakewood Church Could Be Linked to 2014 Theft of $600,000, Police Say
Parenting and the State: Red Flags in 'Build Back Better'
The Paradoxical Path to Courageous Faithfulness
The Blessing of Brokenness – Broken yet Unbreakable
A Christian in a Hostile Culture: The Story of Hunayn Ibn Ishaq
Remembering Bob Dole on the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day
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